Ladyfish
Scientific name: Elops saurus

Appearance:
The elongated and slender ladyfish has a forked caudal fin. It possesses small and silvery scales. Its head is small and pointed, and possesses a terminal mouth. A horizontal line runs straight down to its tail. Its back is silvery blue to greenish while its belly and sides are silvery. Its dorsal and caudal fins are yellowish to silver. Since the ladyfish is a predatory fish, it is endowed with small, sharp teeth.

Habitat:
Ladyfish inhabit inshore in bays, estuaries, lagoons, and mangroves. They also enter freshwater every now and then. They are sometimes found offshore at great distances. The ladyfish prefer open water areas with moderate currents, and can live in waters as deep as 160 feet.

Florida locations:
Ladyfish inhabit inshore in bays, estuaries, lagoons, and mangroves.

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